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Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children – Planting Bulbs

Planting and gardening is something parents can share with children. Flower bulbs make the task an easy one. A spring riot of color is the...
Organic Garden

Native Plants in An Organic Garden: Hardy Healthy Natives Add Beauty While Supporting Biodiversity

Native plants have been gaining in popularity for several years as gardeners discover a new horizon of horticultural selections. Once relegated to forest preserve...
May Flowers

Plants with May Flowers – A Gardening Guide

A profusion of colorful and fragrant May flowers signify the start of summer. Some of these flowers will still be in bloom for months...
Vertical fence decoration

Vertical fence decoration – Grapevines

Not all fences are beautiful, and not everyone can just install a new one, so there are some tips to decorate it with some...
lavender Scallops

Desert Gardening with Lavender-Scallops: Planting the Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi

The South American air plant is also known by the common names of lavender-scallops and gray sedum. Botanically it is known as Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi,...
Window Box Gardening

Window Box Gardening: Tips for Great-looking Plantings if You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

Window box gardening is a form of container gardening, and it's as varied as the plants and flowers you choose to put in them. According...
Growing Cannas

Growing Cannas: Growing Beautiful, Tropical Cannas

I first came across, and grew, cannas (Canna generalis) in the Midwest. Originally there was only the common red canna. This may be the...
Perennial Begonia Plants Flower Beautifully in the Patio Garden

Perennial Begonia Plants Flower Beautifully in the Patio Garden

This succulent herb is believed to have originated in tropical South America. The genus Begonia has more than 1,000 species and 1,000s more hybrids....
Top 10 Gardening Plants For Survival

Top 10 Gardening Plants For Survival

For some, gardening is a great hobby that lets you spend time in nature and grow stuff that you can enjoy eating. For many...
Creating an English Garden

Creating an English Garden

When I first pitched the idea of an English garden, or cottage garden, to my husband, Nico, he asked, "How will we mow the...